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Jeremy Blohm

Very simple beginners propane forge!!!

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Jeremy, did you use 1" or 2" thick Nutec max wool hps, and what size is that Freon tank?

Thank you,
Bob

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Actually it is 1/2 inch wool. And im not sure about the freon bottle. I will find out more about the bottle tomorrow. I know it was one of the smaller ones my friend has. I used 1/2 inch wool because i won and entire pallet of the stuff at auction a couple years ago.

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Ok, sounds good, thank you, I'm going to assume you doubled it or so, correct, it looks a lot thicker than just one layer?
I wish I could find stuff cheap, here in my part of Florida everything is hard to come by, have to order almost everything on-line.

Thank you,
Bob

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3 layers i believe with 1/2 inch of kast-o-lite 

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That always make things more difficult when you have to order everything. A pottery supplier is always a good place to look but there definitely isn't one of those in every town.

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Starting to build another one of these. I will post more pictures soon.

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This is going to be interesting 

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Well i had to run home for a little bit for the wife to go to the dentist but i will get back to the shop in a little while. I could have gotten it done but my dad had me helping him clean up the shop.

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Here it is. I used the legs from the turkey fryer to hold the whole thing together.20180713_113550.jpg20180713_113847.jpg

flattened them on the anvil cold.20180713_113903.jpg

here it is together.20180713_122356.jpg

drilled a 1 1/4 inch hole 20180713_122402.jpg

Fired it up20180713_123459.jpg

Heated up a section of pipe20180713_123956.jpg

Forged a flair.20180713_124039.jpg

Made a door for the back put some thin fire brick in for the floor and put the pipe in place. 20180713_133605.jpg

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I love it and using the fryer legs was a level of frugal genius.

How long till forging temp and how fast did it cool when shut off ?

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It only took a couple minutes and the pipe was ready to flair the end. And it was still warm 15 minutes later but not like a fire brick would be.

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Very nice. That has got to be about the simplest, heat efficient, propane forge to make that's larger than a one or two brick.

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Here is a little better picture.

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Im going to thread both the burner and pipe.

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Im also going to cut about 2 inches off of the body of the forge.

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From the visible pattern that would seem like a good idea. Do you plan on talking half off each end?

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Yeah probably half and half. I need to figure out a simple stand for it and im going to double the insulation on the floor.

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